Good Apology Gifts for Friends & Best Friends
Apology gifts for friends, or even best friends, are all about reaffirming your relationship and friendship.
They're about remembering why you became friends in the first place. They're about how much you cherish the friendship and how whatever happened, is so much less important than the relationship you have together.
When you offer a gift along with an apology, it shows that you made an extra effort to make things right again.
Since this type of present is unexpected and unecessary, it communicates how important that friend is to you and how much you value their friendship.
It tells them that this isn't a casual apology but instead one that you have given a lot of thought to and that's truly heartfelt. The only caveat is that your gift must accompany your apology and not be a subsitute for one.
With that said, our curated list of 'Apology Gifts for Friends' only includes special gifts that have the potential to provide maximum benefit by highlighting your relationship.
The Gift Book of Friendship
We love these books! They're one of the best ways to remind your friend why your relationship is soooo special.
As an add-on to your apology this type of friendship gift book will be cherished for years to come and remind the both of you why your relationship is important.
They come in hard & soft cover and are fully customizable. You choose everything from the cover to the text. Best part of all you even get to choose the characters and customize them to look like the two of you.
By selecting from their dozens of templates and personalizing them, you can easily create pages that celebrate memories of the fun and meaningful times that you've shared together.
Personalized M&Ms® For Friends
Who doesn't love M&Ms? Well the folks at MyM&Ms® have an amazing service that allows you to personalize your very own sweet treats!
With "Design Your Own M&Ms" you customize your gift by choosing from 25 colors, adding your own text, an image or clip art, and decide on the packaging. It's a sweet gesture that'll melt your friends heart.
Candy, much like flowers, are considered a gesture of goodwill when it comes to apologies, but what makes this gift extra special and not merely a token gesture, is the personalization—it's why we've included it on this list.
Best of all, they're reasonably priced and it only takes a few minutes to do the whole thing online.
Apology Flowers: A Classic Gift for Her & Him
Flowers are a classic gift for a reason. And yes, most men like them too!
In fact because it's so rare for men to receive flowers, if they ever have, apology flowers become all the more special.
The important thing here is to make sure you take the time and choose the right ones. Flowers are full of symbolism and meaning so knowing which flowers to buy and what colors to get can help solidify your friendship, especially when you communicate the reason you selected a particular flower for your apology.
Learn more about giving flowers as an apology gift...
Friendship Wooden Puzzles
We love this gift for friends! Personalized wooden friendship puzzles.
These amazing wooden friendship puzzles come in two shapes—a heart-shape and rectangle—and are packaged in an accompanying wooden box.
They come in 3 sizes and have standard puzzle pieces along with some incredible pieces shaped like people, cars, guitars,musical notes and more...
You can use any image you want for the puzzle so make sure it's a great pic of the two of you that really captures the best of times and your friendship.
Once the puzzle arrives ask your BFF to meet you so that you can apologize and discuss things. While together, apologize and hand over the puzzle so you can work on it together.
As you complete the puzzle together, discuss what happened and let your friend know how sorry you really are and how they really are 'the missing piece' to your happiness.
Important Takeaways for Friends & Gift Giving
Apology gifts for friends are not about buying a friendship, they're about reminding you friend / best friend what they mean to you and how important your friendship is.
So don't just give a gift for the sake of it. Give a gift that shows them that you went out of your way to find something that reflects the bond you share and the importance of the relationship. What you select, purchase, or make yourself, sends a message.
It tells them you care and that you value them and the relationship.
For example, flowers are nice but yellow roses are better. Why? Because when you explain that yellow roses symbolize both friendship and caring they will clearly understand the thought given in choosing that particular gift.
Remember it's not the price tag of a gift that determines what's communicated, only the thought behind it does. And, that can have a huge impact on how your apology is accepted and received.
Check out our other apology gift guides, for more great gift ideas.